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Former KPMG Tax Specialist Sets Up New Dentons Tax Division

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Dentons Kensington Swan have announced their development of a new tax practice with the arrival at the firm of former KPMG and MinterEllison tax specialist Bruce Bernacchi. Bernacchi left KPMG two years ago after working to secure the role as Executive Chair of the firm to join tax advisory service Greenmount Advisory and has now …

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Two New Partners Announced for Anthony Harper

Law firm Anthony Harper has announced the promotion of Jessica Hanning and Matt Winter to partnerships effective January 1, 2023.  Jessica Hanning is a commercial litigator with more than10 years’ experience. She has advised on a range of commercial disputes including farm leases, defective product claims, liquidations, and debt recovery. Hanning also has particular expertise in …

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Bell Gully Add Five New Partners and 3 Special Counsel

Bell Gully have appointed five new partners and three special counsel in a new round of elevations for the firm. The press release announcing the appointments is below: Bell Gully’s new senior appointments represent some of the best legal talent in Aotearoa New Zealand. The five new partners are experienced banking and finance lawyers Sarah …

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Auckland’s New Crown Solicitor Appointed

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In a move that further advances women in the legal profession the Solicitor General Una Jagose KC appointed Alysha McClintock as Auckland’s Crown Solicitor. She succeeds Brian Dickey KC (left) who joined Bankside Chambers this month after resigning from his appointment in June 2022. The appointment of the new Crown Solicitor occurs on 20 February. …

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Law Society Introduces “Strategic Priorities”

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The New Zealand Law Society has announced its moves to adapt to the rapidly changing legal marketplace by working on ‘strategic priorities’. A news release from the Society (published below) shows that the Society is developing a “fit-for-future” role as the profession’s regulator after a tumultuous time both within the profession and within the NZ …

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Jacinda Ardern’s Wedding Plan Postponements – And 5 Ways To Prepare For Disruptions to Your Big Day

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MarriageCelebrantNZ – The postponement of Jacinda Ardern’s wedding will doubtless end with the announcement of her resignation, but Covid has certainly seen countless weddings postponed, adding to the stress and disappointments that organising a wedding can create. The postponements also create issues for the under-pressure hospitality industry and wedding venues. The previous mask mandates created …

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Who Are The ‘Tier 1’ Top NZ Law Firms In The Legal500 For 2023?

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The Legal 500 rankings for 2023 include a range of kiwi law firms that the organisation assessing law firms in over 150 jurisdictions with the major firms unsurprisingly dominating the Tier 1 rankings. The report highlights the role of all the major firms maintaining a “strong presence in the market” in a catchall outline of …

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‘Loophole Lawyer’ Who Assisted Form Al Jazeera Journalist To Re-Enter New Zealand Named Lawyer of the Year

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The lawyer who obtained entry into New Zealand of former Al Jazeera journalist Charlotte Bellis is the New Zealand Lawyer of the Year. Tudor Clee fought New Zealand’s ‘lottery’ MIQ system on behalf of Bellis and other pregnant women and New Zealanders who were exclude from re-entering their home country by the Government’s quarantinesystem. Bellis …

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